Tanning Beds: Any Vitamin D?

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DATA:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3498088/
http://ar.iiarjournals.org/content/40/1/473.full
https://www.skincancer.org/risk-factors/uv-radiation/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22391940/

Can you get your vitamin D from tanning in a tanning bed? Find out.

Timestamps
0:00 Tanning beds and vitamin D
0:10 How the body gets vitamin D from the sun
1:27 Can you get vitamin D from tanning beds?
2:02 The problem with UV-A
2:32 Vitamin D from the sun
3:18 Vitamin D from food

Today we’re going to talk about tanning beds and vitamin D. The sun emits a wavelength that penetrates a certain level of your skin. In that layer of skin, the sun triggers cholesterol to create a chemical change into vitamin D. But, at this stage, it’s an inactive form of vitamin D3 (previtamin D3).

The inactive form of vitamin D has to be activated through the liver and the kidneys. However, certain things can block this conversion and keep you from achieving your optimum vitamin D levels.

The wavelength (UV) we’re talking about is actually made up of three different wavelengths. The wavelength that makes vitamin D is called UV-B. There is also UV-A, but this wavelength does not make vitamin D. UV-A is the wavelength used in tanning beds.

The problem with UV-A is that it penetrates deeper, and it can actually create genetic damage in DNA. It may also increase the risk of melanomas. With the sun, you’re getting UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C, as well as other things. With a tanning bed, you’re only getting UV-A.

What really matters is that you’re getting vitamin D because vitamin D can be protective against many things, including certain types of cancer. It’s also difficult to get the vitamin D you need from food. Getting vitamin D from the sun may be your best option.

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